We are proud to announce that the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau has received a 2012 W3 Silver Award in Tourism for our collective work on their website - SeeMonterey.com.

This award recognizes the site's most recent build, which showcases the wonder and versatility of the Northern California coastal region to a worldwide audience. This includes design work from our creative department, a full site transition to ensure all links are redirected to the new site and are optimized, as well as a new customer relationship management (CRM) system and content management system (CMS).

The site emphasizes Monterey County's scenic vistas, which are some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. Using photos as the main backdrops for the site, visitors can immediately see the destination's beauty. Additionally, new modules and widgets offer an interactive experience through every page of the site, offering information about the county's events and attractions.

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, videos and marketing programs. The event is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

For more information, read our blog post about the Monterey County CVB's new site features and visit W3Award.com.